A love letter to the internet

A love letter to the internet

Dear internet, You’re 25 today. So, let’s talk. I remember the time before you. I did play on the street, I did go home with muddy knees and yes, my friends lived across the road from me. I had a lot of fun and I’m so grateful for my memories of being a scruffy kid who played on the street. My memories BI (before internet) are really exactly what all of those terrible memes say and I do get nostalgic…

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A boyfriend, an ovary, a home and me

A boyfriend, an ovary, a home and me

“I so want to get back on track And I’ll do whatever it takes Even if it kills me” Motion City Soundtrack – Even if it Kills Me  Oh holy hell July kicked my arse. It started with losing a boyfriend and ended with losing a flat (well, my landlord is looking into selling it and was actually very lovely about it all but allow me some dramatics, I’m sad). In between that, I was told I might lose an…

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I’ll love whatever you become (we broke up)

I’ll love whatever you become (we broke up)

After 7 years, 1 month and 3 days, we broke up. It’s difficult to navigate the ending of a relationship when you still like and love each other. When you’re so intertwined in each other’s lives that you sometimes forget that their family, isn’t actually yours. When you have so many in-jokes and such a complete world between just the two of you that only being together feels like home. It’s so incredibly difficult. But it is possible. Our final…

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I’ve Started a Newsletter

I’ve Started a Newsletter

I know, right. You didn’t think I could be any more pretentious and then I land this on you. I realise this may seem a little self-involved but honestly, I just thought it was a good idea and I’m so insecure about it that I’ve opted to not be told when people unsubscribe. Oh boy. Validate me. I have lots I need to write about and honestly, more drafts than public posts on this site but this is just a…

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Wonderful Wednesday Number Two

Wonderful Wednesday Number Two

I! AM! TOO! EXCITED! TO! BE! WRITING! Today I’m seeing Bruce Springsteen for the first time. He’s one of my favourite artists, I have wanted to see him for years but we all know how expensive tickets are. BUT IT’S HAPPENING TODAY! My anxiety issues seem to be calming down, finally, and I’m now just excited for the next week and a half (I go on holiday in two days!). I’m just feeling generally much cheerier than I was last…

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A Chat With Lets Play God

A Chat With Lets Play God

  This is my seventh interview with Lets Play God, I’m sure. After meeting them 5 years ago, I’ve followed their career as both a fan and a friend of the band. In this time, they’ve released two albums, had members come and go, they’ve played Les-Fest (now Wildfire), Hammerfest and to crowds all over Scotland. After drummer John Coll announced last year that he was leaving the band, Lets Play God found a new drummer (well, he was actually…

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Wonderful Wednesday Number One

Wonderful Wednesday Number One

Wonderful Wednesday is a mid-week round up of all things that are well, wonderful in your life. I didn’t start this but I’ll put links at the end to the others who contribute to it. I’ve been meaning to join in with this for a while but, honestly, I’m in a bit of a strange place mentally and my anxiety has returned with a bang. Which means I should be focusing on the good in my life and here we…

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Advice to my teenage sisters

Advice to my teenage sisters

I have two baby sisters. One is just leaving her teens and is 19, one has just started her teen years at 13. Georgia and Megan. I don’t really play the big sister part very well, to be honest. I set a poor example for a long time and I rarely see my sisters. I do have advice that I’d like to impart onto them both, and you.   Nobody is worth losing your education or dreams for I don’t think…

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Wonderful Life

Wonderful Life

  ” I want a life on fire, going mad with desire. I don’t wanna survive, I want a wonderful life” Brian Fallon – A Wonderful Life I never really understood the phrase believe in yourself. Or maybe, I hadn’t tried to. I do now. Believing in yourself means believing in your decisions, your dreams and your instincts. Believe that you are enough and if you think you’re doing the right thing, that’s enough. I sometimes try to mould myself into somebody who settles. I try to believe that…

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Josephine Sillars

Josephine Sillars

  On Sunday night, I went along to Pronto Mama’s Beatnik Retreat for the second time. I’m not much of a leaving the house on a Sunday person. I’m very much into spending my Sundays doing nothing at-all but the Beatnik Retreat is the most cosy, inspiring way to round off each month and I’m happy to give up my Nothing Sundays once a month for this very worthy cause. On Sunday I saw, and fell in love with Josephine…

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